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CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 10:30pm EST
, president obama thought raising the debt ceiling was a bad idea when bush was president and said he would not vote for it. guest: with this a filibuster debate that is going on now in the senate between the republicans and democrats, if you go back and read the comments, they were reversed in 2005 when the democrats were filibustering george bush's traditional nominations. i think it is important to do these things on their merits. i think senator obama's vote was a mistake. if there is any truth in this town, it is that there is no dearth of blame to go around. host: how much time did you take to consider the caucus? guest: i did not make a decision during the campaign. i was asked a question almost exclusively by washington journalists. i was virtually never asked the question by people in maine. most people in maine did not care. they said, go down there and try to get something done. one guy yelled across the diner, i do not care who you caucus with. i am with you all the way. the first question was, could i be entirely independent, not join either caucus and be a free agent. that had
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
abundance: how technology can fix the budget, revive the american dream, and establish obama's legacy." the co-authors are former fcc officials, reed hundt and blair levin. thank you for being on "the communicators." how can technology to ask the budget and help us over the fiscal cliff? >> that is the subtitle. it is a bit of a mouthful. the fundamental idea is that if you spend time in silicon valley, if you spend time in detroit where the automobile industry is being rebuilt, if you spend time outside of the beltway, you will see that america has the ability to generate abundance or the world. if you only spent time inside the beltway, it looks like a zero sum game, lose-lose. what we have tried to say in the book is -- what are the lessons of the technology set her? -- sector? how can they give us ideas that we can pass into law in washington, d.c. bank? >-- d.c.? >> you talk about two different platforms. >> you can look at areas where they can absorb a lot of capital and were government has appropriate levers. the two that we are really focused on is what we call the power platform, t
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
technology affects society. and later, president obama recommended chuck hagel to be defense secretary. >> student camera and video and trees with your message to the president are now due. get them tutsis and by the deadline for your chance at the grand prize of a $5,000. if there is a $50,000 in total prices. for more, go to studentcam.org. >> up next, a forum on the occupy movement. this is one hour and a half. [applause] >> thank you very much, everyone, for coming. thank you to the department of political science. today, we have for pronounced -- we have for pamela spirit we will have a bit of discussion between them and then moved to audience discussion. first, deborah is the this -- is a professor of ethics and society. she is also the senior associate dean for the humanities. she is a member of the philosophy department and director for ethics and a society. her research focuses on the ethical limits of the markets. a place of equality in a just society and a rational choice. she also works on ethics and at the -- in education. she is co-editor of the forthcoming collection, oc
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
mortgage crisis. at the supreme court, justices turned with a challenge to president obama's policies on government-funded stem cell research and the court also scheduled oral arguments in two gay marriage cases for march. president obama nominated former nebraska republican chuck hagel to head up the defense department and john brennan to take over at the cia. hamid karzai is coming to washington later this week, the headlines this morning about president obama's foreign policy agenda for 2013 -- we want to hear from you -- what are the challenges in 2013 on the foreign-policy front? the numbers are on your screen. send us a tweet or post your comments on facebook. also send us an e-mail. we are getting your reaction today to the nominations put out by the white house yesterday. president obama had a news conference to put forth chuck hegel as well as the john brennan. to head the cia. also, there are the headlines in the newspapers of syria, iran, peace in the middle east, etc so we want to get your take -- what to you think of foreign policy issues in 2013? here is some co
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 4:15pm EST
california seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received 55 votes for president and joe biden received 55 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of colorado seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received nine votes for president and joe biden received nine votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of connecticut seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama of the state of illinois received seven votes for president and joseph biden received seven votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of delaware seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the state of the district of columbia seems to be regular and authentic. it appears that barack obama received three votes for president and joseph biden received three votes for vice president. >> mr. president, certificate of t
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am EST
% under obama. -- 25% under obama. that is an unsustainable level. it is choking the private sector of this country. >> president obama has vowed not to negotiate over the debt ceiling again. we hear from minority leader nancy pelosi. the congresswoman from california. she was on "face the nation." >> speaker boehner says we need to match every dollar that goes to raising the debt ceiling. we need to match every dollar that goes into raising the debt ceiling with at least one dollar spending cuts. would you support cuts that high? >> these two things should not be related. we should subject every dollar we spend to the harshest scrutiny. if the taxpayer getting his or her dollars worth for that spending? that is a judgment we have to make. as we make cuts to reduce spending. having nothing to do with whether the full faith and credit of the us should be jeopardized. resulted in the downgrade of our rating. it is a fundamental discussion. should we cut spending to raise the debt ceiling? it sounds logical. the debt ceiling is about spending that has already occurred. stop buying stuff s
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST
: and facebook, it, president obama thought raising the debt ceiling was a bad idea -- facebook comment, president obama thought raising the debt ceiling was a bad idea when bush was president and said he would not vote for it, but later voted present. guest: with this a filibuster debate that is going on now in the senate between the republicans and democrats, if you go back and read the comments, they were reversed in 2005 when the democrats were filibustering george bush's traditional nominations. i think it is important to do these things on their merits. i think senator obama's vote was a mistake. if there is any truth in this town, it is that there is no dearth of blame to go around. host: how much time did you take to consider the caucus? guest: i did not make a decision during the campaign. i was asked a question almost exclusively by washington journalists. i was virtually never ask the question by people in maine. most people in maine did not care. they said, go down there and try to get something done. one guy yelled across the diner, i did not care who you caucus with. -- do
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 10:00am EST
neverton that. we have neverton that. perhaps the election of obama really what i take from it as positive, i think a lot of people apower to that -- aspire to that right now. this is the time. it's an historic opportunity and as some philosopher said, danger and opportunity tend to come together. we have both right now. >> let's hear your words >> let's hear your words. >> well, the occupy movement was the first point in recent history to respond rationally to the new configuration of power to the corporate coup day to -- coup d-etat that was undertaken, what is called our system of utilitarianism. it was an understanding that the formal organisms of power carry out the piecemeal reform as they were designed to do. essentially we are trapped if n a system of political paralysis. there is an inability on the part of government to respond rationally. that is a constant theme in the columns to the problems that beset us, whether that is climate change or the financial collapse, the mortgage crisis shall the chronic underemployment, unemployment, the fact that a million people a year
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm EST
of the reporting from the press conference, president obama and the afghan president says they want to sleed up the moving afghan forces into the lead and u.s. troops shifting to a support role. there are 66,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. the leaders also said that president obama agreed to place detainees under the afghan government. again, waiting for afghan president hamid karzai. georgetown university is also where the u.s. women's council is located. again, waiting here at georgetown university, we're live tonight waiting for hamid karzai. he met with president obama and they spoke at a press conference earlier today. we're going to bring you that press conference again tonight you can watch it here at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. the two leaders have agreed to speed up slightly the move afghan forces into the lead in that country. the u.s. troops shifting to a support role, currently 66,000 troop u.s. troops in afghanistan. we're going to bring you inaugural information and coverage but back to president karzai, the president of afghanistan preparing to speak. [applause]
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
reports that president obama issued a secret address some of the collaboration between the administration and the private sector. regardless we will see more action on cyber security in the first half. legislation seems to be a difficult proposition. go back to that secret directive, will that become public or reviewed by congress? >> it is difficult to say. it is not something that is reported quite a bit. but it addresses one of the most controversial aspects of the cyber security regime. whether that is legal under current law because there is rules against sharing information with the government. so, again, there is little known about that but we do know that the government is insist ant that there needs to be some kind of rules to change to enable some of rules that are in place to do so under the law. >> bendan sasso is with the hill encovers technology with the publication. >> let's say neutrality. the d.c. circuit is considering the challenge to the f.c.c.'s rules. it is unclear how the court is going to rule but there are implications that the d.c. circuit is september cal of the
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 12:40am EST
, a discussion about the influence of the media. after that, the weekly addresses by president obama and michigan, x-men dave camp. -- michigan congressman dave camp. then the british arms export policy. tomorrow on "washington journal", discussion with john feehery and jim manley. then a look at the perks of congressional service with daniel shuman. and a discussion about president obama's foreign-policy agenda. "washington journal " live at 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> the big discussion that i remember was, what is richard nixon going to do? >> i remember going home that night, scared to death. this is like a time bomb. if this thing gets into the press, it is a disaster for all of us. >> he came to me and said, the presidents council has just brought me a list of 50 names of people. he wants a full field investigation. that is a very unpleasant thing to have happened to you. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech. i cannot remember exactly what he said. he said, we forgot a resignation letter. i will be interested in reading it. he said, you do not get it. you need to write it. >
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> president obama talked about the deal reached by congress, and what needs to be done to address the deficit. house ways and means committee called for changes to the tax code. >> hi, everybody. over the past two years i have trouble the country. i told you if i was -- traveled the country. for the first time in two decades, we raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans will preventing a middle-class tax hike could have thrown our economy back into the recession. under this law, more than 98% of americans and 90% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up one dime. we major that millions of families will continue to receive tax credits to help raise children and son to college. companies will continue -- send dthem t them to college. 2 million americans will continue to receive unemployment benefits. all of this was one step in a broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. we still need to do more to put americans back to work, while putting this country on a path to pay down its debt. our economy cannot afford more showdowns along the way. even as our busi
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am EST
large, when we demonize romney or obama, we're not talking about a person who haphazardly made his way into the presidential arena. we're talking about a system that is only controlled by certain types of people and only promotes certain types of people. the structure, it is all corrupt, very fundamentally and at very many levels from top to bottom. when we talk about organizing a around a singular principal, i don't think the solution is necessarily to consolidate around existing labor movements. it is not necessarily to formulate a third party platform. the solution is to use these tools and use these bodies in order to consolidate power and to use that power to challenge the way in which decisions are made fundamentally. >> i would like to have time for questions from the audience. please go to one of the of mikes so it can be sure to hear you. i will alternate between mikes as long as we have people at them. >> do you think cooperation does not work in this country because people do not know what it means? non-cooperation, civil disobedience. >> and if not, why not? >> in this
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 9:40pm EST
news sent to the staff before the election, if it looks like obama is winning, don't act like somebody ran over your dog. some did, but mostly they did not. >> we live in an age now where it is possible to little league be hermetically sealed off -- possible to be hermetically sealed off from any idea that is by yours. i'm wondering, many people pointed out, is there a difference in the way the press used to behave 150 years ago when everything -- we live in an age of 24/7 cable networks. is it impossible for one point of view to ever listen to another point of view? >> it is entirely possible. you are right about that history. i have spent a big chunk of my book recounting the history of journalism from the invention of the written word to the year 2042. a little sci-fi at the end. over and over again, that period, that golden period so basically is the golden age of consensus media. it happens because, contrary to centuries long historic trends and begin getting cheaper, did was a creation of a medium that was when more expensive, television. which required assembling enormo
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
is an 18-point gender gap in the presidential election. and it went to president obama. does it matter that we have women in there? why does it matter? and we ask the question, we just elected an historic number of democratic women. you think it will matter? and 56% of these independent and said yes. only 8% said no. that is a significant change. part of our job here at emily's list, and argue in government and politics, is to say it does matter. women's leadership is important for our society. that is part of what we're doing here. host: republican line in georgia. caller: thank you for taking my call. the fellow from va a kind of stole my thunder. you keep presenting your position and the position of your firm as a woman's organization. in actuality, all it is is a democratic women's organization. since the other guy stole my thunder, i just wanted to make that point. i hope my friends and colleagues in the republican party are listening to how the democratic party and folks like yourself have done a fantastic job of packaging the little pieces of a voting bloc and appealing t
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 10:30am EST
, a look at last week's agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. first, president obama calling on congress to avert middle- class tax cuts followed by republicans responding later the same day. then from new year's day, debate over the fiscal cliff and house of representatives. later, the president talking about the fiscal cliff agreement from the white house briefing room. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
corporate tax rate from its current 35% some level down to 25 and the other candidate, president obama, the proposed to lower the top corporate racks rate to 25%. -- to 28%. it was a strong bipartisan effort in lowering the tax -- the corporate tax rate primarily because of reasons of international competitiveness. the united states is quite out of line with much of the rest of the world about what our tax rate is. on the other hand, we are also out of line on how generous our tax breaks are. what president obama has proposed in broad terms is a rolling back corporate tax breaks as a way to help pay for lowering the top rate. does -- it is something that dave camp and others have in congress have raised for their role is issues about how far we can go and rolling back tax breaks when companies and businesses know that what you are trying to do and different businesses have different opinions. the political discussion has primarily been a round revenue- neutral business or corporate tax reform in which rolling back the tax breaks would be a pay for to bring the top rate down. >> do you think
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am EST
journal senior correspondent talks about president obama's foreign policy agenda. "washington journal" is next. host: good morning. a live view of the u.s. capitol on this sunday morning. the president and first family returning midmorning following their vacation in hawaii. it was interrupted for the president as he returned to washington for the new year's holiday to deal with the fiscal cliff issues. it is sunday january 6. tomorrow we expect to have the president's nominee to replace lee on panetta as defense secretary chuck hagel one of a number of cabinet nominations the senate will take up including treasury and defense secretary and secretary of state. we heard treasury geithner will leave his position by the end of this month. the debate has renewed on sunday morning and around the country on gun violence. we want to ask you just what are the solutions? it is an issue the president says will be a top priority in the year ahead. our gone lines are open with the numbers on the screen. you can send us an e-mail at journal at c-span.org. or facebook.com/c-span or cspanwj. another sho
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 7:00am EST
"washington journal" on this thursday, january 10, 2013. in the news today, president obama sees more cabinet changes. he's expected to name advisor jacob lew to the position of treasury secretary and labor secretary hilda solis has announced her plans to resign. the vice president continues meetings today on gun issues with hunters and gun owners, including the n.r.a. yesterday he sat down with advocates of gun control. we're focusing the "washington journal" this morning on the issue of immigration, its policies and politics, and we'll start by asking you what changes, if any, you'd like to see in immigration law. here are the numbers to call. democrats, 202-585-3880. republicans, 202-585-3881. and independent callers, 202-585-3882. we also have a live set up for illegal immigrants. they can call us at 202-585-3883. we're also online. you can join the conversation on social media. accepted us a tweet by writing, @cspanwj. or chime in on facebook. look for c-span to weigh in there. we also take emails, journal @c-span.org. interceptions of immigrants stubborning low, border security
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:20pm EST
. thank you for coming. [applause] >> after meeting with afghanistan president karzai, president obama used his weekly address to talk about the role of the has played in preparing afghan troops to take full charge of army by the spring of 2014. and the newly sworn in senator gives a public address. >> hi, everybody. this week i welcomed resident karzai to the white house to discuss the way ahead in afghanistan. today i want to update you on how we will end this war, bring our troops home, and continue to rebuilding america. over the past four years, we have dealt devastating blows to al qaeda. we pushed the taliban out of their strong holds. the reason they went to war in the first place is now within reach. we want to ensure that al qaeda can never again use afghanistan to launch attacks against america. the 33 thousand additional forces that i ordered served with honor. they completed their mission. they returned last fall. this week we agreed that in spring afghan forces will take the lead across their country and our troops will shift to a supporting role. in the coming months, i
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 6:20pm EST
obama we've had four straight years of trillion dollar deficits. our debt is over $16 trillion. we're selling the next generation's future. many of our democrat colleagues don't get it. through the fiscal cliff discussion the president and the democrats who control washington refused to take any meaningful steps to make washington live within its means. that is irresponsible and fails to acknowledge what every family already knows. when you have no more money in your account and your credit cards are maxed out then the spending must stop. that is the situation faces america. we must identify responsible ways to tackle washington's wasteful spending. so when the house returns with the 113th congress our resolution is clear. we're committed to making our economy stronger and healthier. we're going to fight wasteful washington spending and deliver the accountable you demand. we call on the president and democrats to join us in that fight. god bless you and god bless the united states of america. >> coming up on c-span the communicaters look at major technology and communication issues ex
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
downturn since the great depression. part of the statement from president obama on the resignation of hilda solis as labor secretary. we have been covering a number of state of the state addresses. another one this evening, virginia gov. bob mcdonnell and his state of the commonwealth address. he announced a plan that would provide $3.10 billion in transportation funding, replacing the state gasoline tax with a sales tax increase. that is live in an hour-and-a- half. tonight, the 100th birthday anniversary gala taking place in washington for former president richard nixon. we will hear remarks from his daughters as well as former nixon administration secretary of state, henry kissinger. that will be live tonight at 8:30 p.m. eastern and over and c-span2. next, today's white house briefing with chick party who talked about the debt ceiling. he did not confirm news reports nomination for treasury secretary. earlier today from the white house. >> good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. thank you for being here. i have an important personnel announcement to make. i am kidding. i will go to the ap
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
. 2013] >> coming up in about 20 minutes, we will take you live to the white house. president obama is set to name jack lew as the next treasury secretary, becoming the 76 to treasury secretary so far. so far only one republican has come not in opposition. we will hear from the president and likely jack lew as well. vice president joe biden continues meetings on the gun violence task force coming hearing from walnut -- wildlife interest groups this morning. he is doing a widespread review of the safety laws. he will be meeting in about half an hour with the national rifle association. president obama has set a late january deadline for vice- president biden's proposals. before the meeting got under way, he spoke to reporters for about 15 minutes. >> let me thank you all for being here. you represent the bulk of sportsmen in this country, and you all know this is a complicated issue. there is no singular solution to how we deal with the kind of things that happen in new town or colorado or the general gun violence in america today. the president and i and the cabinet, we understand i
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am EST
obama and president karzai. also, president karzai met yesterday with defense secretary leon panetta and secretary of state hillary clinton. the joint press conference is about 40 minutes. >> it is my pleasure to welcome president karzai back to the white house as well as his delegation. we last saw each other during the nato summit in chicago, a city that reflects the friendship between our peoples, including many afghan-americans and the karzai family. mr. president, welcome. we meet at a critical moment. the 33,000 additional forces i ordered to afghanistan have served with honor, they have completed their mission, and returned home this past fall. the transition is well underway, and soon nearly 90% of afghans will live in areas where afghan forces are in the lead for their own security. this year will mark another milestone. afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country, and by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security, and this war will come to a responsible end. this progress
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 8:00pm EST
nation. president obama wants to help our students succeed. from the recovery act and its support for the education system, to the student loan reforms that enable us to help more students to tell grants, -- pell grants, and efforts to help students repay their loans. we have had major strides. i hope it is our shared goal of reclaiming america's standing by 2020 as the country with the highest per portion of college regiments. -- college graduates. host: that is the senator a fire on the senate floor as they debated raising the student loan interest rates -- that is the senator of iowa on the senate floor as the debated raising the student loan interest rates. our next guest has been writing on the topic of student loans. josh mitchell, thank you for joining us this evening. guest: thank you for having me. host: tell me about the rise of student lending in 2000's. tost: it is important to geo college. more and more people are going to school. you also have for-profit schools. then you also had -- [indiscernible] host: josh, i will put you on hold. there is a bit of a break up on
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00am EST
balanced system. just last month, governor markell and i joined president obama to outline what flexible federalism will look like. the effort deserves to be front and center, because how washington deals with those issues will have an immediate, direct affect on our states and our budget. 30 of the 50 states that we have have had job growth, and we have been able to get to pre- recession levels. oklahoma has been one of those states to experienced job growth. we have now come from seventh% unemployment to 5.2%, one of the highest job growth rates in the nation, but i have to tell you, it was not easy. if -- we have to make good policy and shared sacrifice. as president and congress will address sequestration, we know as governors that spending cuts will be necessary and inevitable, as are the tough decisions they have to make, but we also asked the president, congress in leaders to keep four points in mind. first is federal reform should produce savings for the federal government and the states. deficit reduction should not be accomplished by merely shifting those costs down to
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 7:00am EST
president obama vice president biden. caller: good morning, i am hoping that president obama will stick to what he has said and not allow them to gut social security, medicare and medicaid. i'm hoping that we can get to the point where he can find a way to go around them with another fiscal cliff. we can't have this. thank you. host: thanks for the call. fantasia washington post, 113th congress displays its diversity. democratic leader of the house nancy pelosi as she join other democratic female lawmakers over at the capitol. there are 20 new members of the senate who are also women and the former house speaker democratic leader had this to say about the issue of bipartisanship as she congratulated speaker john boehner for his own reelection. >> speaker boehner, i know all too well that we will not always agree. but i hope with all my heart that we will find common ground that is a higher better place for our country. surely, we can be touched by the better angels of our nature. surely we can be touched by the better angels of our nature. so beautifully expressed by president lincoln.
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
markell and i joined president obama to outline what flexible federalism will look like. the effort deserves to be front and center, because how washington deals with those funding. in other words, it states receive federal cuts, washington should not demand the same level of service without providing the same level of funding. essentially, all of these points can and will be coming down to flexibility and partnership. we need the flexibility to take care of the unique needs of our citizens and the challenges of our states. as the president and congress began to address sequestration and the budget deficits, we know as governor's spending cuts will be necessary and inevitable, as are the tough decisions will have to make potable some as the president in congress to keep every war points in mind as they address these issues. first is federal reform should produce savings for the federal government and the states. deficit reduction should not be is accomplished by merely shifting those costs down to our states or imposing unfunded mandates. states should be given increased flexibility
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 11:30am EST
we get into it, and i think we will, i think president obama is obliged to push the issue, we will find that all of the issues that have pledged every effort have played this for a dozen years such will once again become apparent. what to do with the people who are already in the country. how to preserve and protect the borders. the focus on the border is really only part of the issue. most people did not come across the border. they came across their international airport. -- true international airports. this will be immense interest. we can depend upon our congress to frame this debate with language that is nothing but demeaning and insulting to mexico. having said that, what should the mexican response be? i go back to my first point. there is nothing that can be meaningfully added. this is a unilateral decision on behalf of the united states. it is not going to be influenced by the perspective and the words and the actions of any other government. the same thing applies to guns. in the last month or so we have been focusing on this issue. this has been a principal point of conf
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm EST
] >> coming up, president obama's statement on nominating jacob lew, and then vice-president biden on gun laws. then, a new report on mortgage policy changes. later, another chance to see the look at the rise of the student loan debt. friday, on "washington journal," business roundtable's john engler on the fiscal cliff and the updated battles in congress. then, looking at the increasing number of women in congress with stephanie schriock, and after that, michael from the pew research center. "washington journal," 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. afghanistan president hamid karzai is in new york this week for meetings with president obama, cabinet secretaries, and members of congress. he will talk about what is ahead. live coverage from georgetown university at 5:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> if you ask how many are self- identified libertarians, depending on what poll you look at, you may be getting 10% to 15%. if you give people a battery of questions, as in, and "do you believe in x? ?" you believe in y you get more. if you ask if your economically conservative but socially liberal, yo
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
weekly radio address president obama talked about the fiscal cliff agreement reached by congress. and what needs to be done to address the deficit. house ways and means committee chairman dave camp delivered the republican address. >> hi, everybody. over the past year as i traveled across the country campaigning for this office i told you that if i was fortunate enough to be reelected i would work to change the tax code that too often benefited the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. for the first time in two decades we raised taxes in a bipartisan way. while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have thrown our economy back into a recession. under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up one dime. we also made sure that millions of families will continue to receive tax credits to help raise their children and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credit force the research they do, the investments that they make, tand clean energy jobs that they create. and 2 million americans who
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Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
obama's liberal policies, has been one of the harshest administrations toward whistle- blowers. >> this is interesting. it is certainly true that the obama administration has been among the harshest on an external whistle-blowers. however, the obama administration has been -- especially this new administration which managed to cram through a whistle-blower protection act and expand it for government whistleblowers, is offering protections they have not had for decades. so he wants them, whistle- blowers, to be able to work without retaliation within the system. he is very much opposed to information being released willy-nilly by people inside that just ended all over the world. we interviewed assange right after the wikileaks issue, he believes that all information should be there, regardless of the possibility of innocent victims. he is a person who believes that, no matter what the consequences are, the information should be out there. a lot of the wikileaks stuff was pretty niggly stuff, people having affairs or whatever. some of it was big stuff, for sure. some of it was im
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Jan 11, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> the cfbp is the new sheriff in town. >> i will add that president obama said a lot on the campaign trail that he wanted to tie federal aid to college's ability to keep costs down. we have not seen specifics on that. it will be interesting. something to watch to see if he actually does that. >> we have seen some specifics from the prior version of that proposal. the students aid and fiscal responsibility act, which passed the house, but provisions were dropped from the bill. eventually became the health care and education reconciliation act. campus based funding -- the perkins loan, the grant, a federal work study -- tying it to a college's success in keeping tuition from growing too quickly. also their success enrolling pell grant recipients. the final proposal will be different, but president obama said he wanted to expand the perkins loan program. about exactly the same size as the private student loan market place. it is perhaps intended to wipe out private student loans. also to double the number of federal work study programs over a five-year period. a college possibility to g
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Jan 12, 2013 2:25pm EST
a federally designed expansion of medicaid. president obama said in 2009, as we move forward on health reform, it is not sufficient for us to simply add more people to medicare or medicaid to increase coverage in the absence of cost controls and reform. another way of putting it is, we cannot simply put more people into a broken system that does not work. he was right. the federal government must promptly authorize real, innovative, state run medicaid reform to allow us at the state level to run and manage our programs better. without dramatic reform, i cannot recommend dramatic expansion in medicaid. health benefit exchanges i believe or a bad idea. the federal mandate in that bill will increase the cost of insurance for most virginians and will crowd out other opportunities in the insurance industry. the ongoing failure of the federal government to provide a clear and cogent guidance and regulation has made it impossible by october 2013. we will not operate a state based exchange that gives upside financial risk. it is not good for virginia. [applause] during the process, we'l
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Jan 4, 2013 6:00am EST
president obama said on election night, we have to fix that. as we take our place within this congress that we earned on election day, now is the time to fix it. this motion to commit will ensure no voter has to wait longer than an hour to cast a ballot. we have a long history of struggle with right to vote in this country. yet time and again, we are reaffirmed the principle that every eligible american has an equal right to cast a ballot without facing discrimination a three hour wait is discrimination against those who have to work. those who have to take care of their kids and those who's health prevents them from waiting in line for such a long time. long lines of the 21st century version of poll taxes and literacy test. disenfranchise the least advantage and the most vulnerable citizens. we have an obligation to ensure every american has an equal opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote. my good friend and lifelong colleague, john lewis, has called the right to vote precious, almost sacred. >> 30 seconds. >> thank you the powerful nonviolent tool to create a more perf
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> i would like to tie it back to our economy and jobs. president obama said the focus would be to increase jobs. i come back to paul. you said that the success of our [indiscernible]channel some of the budget from the dod to the state department. i take this time to say that hillary clinton is coming back to work today. i wish her great recovery. if we have projected our intent is to china and the world. looking at the way china has been aggressive many ways in the south china sea. [indiscernible]how do we look into that without freedom of navigation? how do we look into that for our market share? where is the limit before we go to the international sanctions and global law? >> the problem is the us government does not know what its intentions are. we have not faced that question or decided. there is a lot of complacency with the status quo. that is indefinitely. things in taiwan have gotten better. on the islands dispute, the initial american reaction was a statement from the state department saying the united states does not take a position on the islands. we say it is covered b
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Jan 7, 2013 1:15am EST
the agenda for the 113th congress. then a discussion of u.s. foreign policy in president obama's second term. >> tomorrow, a discussion at that defense spending in u.s. national security with a keynote speech by the pentagon comptroller. the brookings institution host the event on c-span 2. >> what i like about c-span's coverage is they are very thorough. a steady program i want to watch is available. what i enjoy mostly is coverage that you have on the floor, the debates on the floor, as well as the hearings that you cover, the subcommittees and major committee hearings. >> she watches c-span on comcast. c-span -- created by america's cable companies in 1979. brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> now, a look at the history and future of "the new york times." daniel schwartz discusses his latest book, covering the decade from 199 to 2009. this is just over an hour. >> welcome, everyone. thank you so much for being here. it is my honor to serve as a deputy director of the museum of the city of new york. and my greater honor to welcome you here this eve
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Jan 5, 2013 5:30pm EST
satellite corp. 2012] >> tomorrow on washington journal, the 113th congress and how president obama will govern in the year ahead. we are joined by john fehery and jim manley. recent efforts to increase salaries and perks of congressional service. our guest is daniel schuman. later, a discussion about president obama's foreign-policy agenda. washington journal, live at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> it is true that the people's history is the results of synthesizing the work of a great many other historians. what happened in the 1960's with the counterculture was that a whole new generation of young historians have come up. and they were reevaluating all aspects of our past. >> martin duberman on the life of howard zinn tonight at 10:00 eastern on c-span2. like us on facebook. >> more now from the world in 2013 festival, hosted by the economist magazine. this is a discussion on cyber security threats richard clarke. he talked about chinese cyber espionage in u.s. vulnerability to a possible iranian cyber attack. this is just over 20 minutes. >> our next session is on the subje
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Jan 5, 2013 7:00am EST
. republican line. caller: hi, pedro. first of all, i was stunned that obama was re-elected but i'm pessimistic about the nation's economy and future of it. but for my own personal standpoint i'm optimistic about my situation. i have been unemployed a little over two years and i was under the impression i would get 99 weeks in california. but because of the formula i only got 70-something and it is long gone. but i learned during the last couple of years that california used to be almost impossible to get permanent disability but now there's attorney services advertised on tv to say they won't charge unless you get a reward from disability. and they say there are ways to get it in california that you are probably not aware of. so i'm going monday to check that out. and i think that i'm a republican, of course, but i may join the democrats now. i'm for the welfare society and entitlements. i'm going to get permanent disability and be set for life. host: when you look at how you gauge whether you are worried or optimistic as a whole what do you look at? what factors do you look at? ca
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Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
coming. president karzai is here to meet with president obama on friday. what is said here, i am sure, will shape the contours of that meeting. we have ambassador james dobbins, who was our u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, among many other things. he is now at the rand institute. we have ambassador kahn, who was the foreign minister, and i believe is the ambassador to china. we have the ambassador of afghanistan to the united states. all of whom have been intimately involved with respect to the important issues regarding pakistan, with respect to the important issues regarding the region. we called the event "back to the future." some people have spoken before about this, and what we mean by that. i think we will let that emerged as the discussion goes on. we know we have a lot of fundamental issues to talk about. certainly, military presence has been an issue talked about in the newspapers all lot. governance is an important issue. technical issues, such as what type of agreements might be signed between the u.s. and afghanistan, are important. the role of pakistan. many others.
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Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
doing? i am glad to be able to comment. i think this is a very historic moment. i am proud of obama and karzai getting up there. we have to end the war some time. my thesis is if we have the talent than -- taliban, terrorism has to be fought all over the world. this is the message they are both saying. it is a long drawn out war. it has to end sometime. if we are pulling out a little sooner, there will be critics saying a lot of different things. i really pray and hope this is successful. the education i think is very important. host: jim from tennessee on the line for independents. caller: i watched the press conference between the two presidents. karzai and his government are one of the most corrupt governments ever. we have lost billions of dollars so they could lie in their coffers. they had the taliban sit down at the table. we will be right back over there. to sit down with them, that is where it all created from. that is where the were spawned from. the taliban suppressed women, they do not even want education or music. we are going to be right back over there. this is ridicu
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Jan 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
mitchell who we spoke to in wards earlier this week. he was barack obama's u.s. specialist on middle east million until 2011. >> good evening. the debate on this suggest has tended to focus on the threat to israel from a nuclear-armed iran. that is a serious concern which i share and i'm sure it will be discussed this evening. there is another aspect of the subject that i think deserves discussion as well and that is the threat to the nuclear nonproliferation regime or stated more simply, the danger of the spread of nuclear weapons to many countries. the united states led the world into the nuclear age and ever since has also led the effort to restrain the spread of these highly destructive weapons. with some success in the half century since the first atomic bomb was exploded over the desert in new mexico, nine countries have come to possess nuclear weapons. but the number of countries with the capability to possess those weapons is many times more than not. those countries that have voluntary refrained from developing nuclear weapons one, of course is canada have relied on the nuclear n
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Jan 12, 2013 10:00am EST
discussing president -- they will be discussing president obama's choice for defense secretary. and we have the author of "to break out nations." and he will be talking about developing countries somewhere in the world. his book focuses on emerging markets and it explores what makes economies operate out or break down. tamara's -- tomorrow's "washington journal" starts at 7:00 a.m. we will see you then. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> today on c-span, a discussion on immigration enforcement in the back to states followed by a look at u.s.-mexico relations. and governors deliver state of the state address this. -- addresses. today on c-span, what governors on the east coast to deliver their state of the state addresses. all starting at 1:05 eastern here on c-span. next, and look at the state of immigration enforcement in the united states. this is about one-half of hours. >> good morning everyone, and happy new year. to those of you here with us today and those at home the winning this event. i am dem
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Jan 9, 2013 6:00am EST
washington this week and will meet with president obama on friday. this morning on c-span 2, a conversation on the future of the afghanistan and live coverage begins at 10:00 eastern on the atlantic council. on c-span 3, a discussion of u.s.-mexico relations. coming up in 45 minutes, adam green of the progressive change campaign will talk about the new congress and the president's agenda and at 8:30 eastern,
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Jan 6, 2013 6:00am EST
reaction concerning the fiscal clef negotiations beginning with president obama. >> the big discussion that i remember was what is richard nixon going to do? >> he was scared to death. this was like a time bomb. it is a disaster if it gets out. >> he said john dean has brought me a list of 50 names. he wants a full field investigation and that is an unpleasant thing to happen. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech. al haig called me and he said we forgot one thing, we forgot a resignation letter. >> i said i would be glad to read it. >> he said you don't get it. you need to write it. >> i thought the best way was not for me as an historian, was for the players, the key people from that era to tell the story themselves. i thought the best way to do this was to start a video oral history program that involve the the nixon players but also players and the watergate drama from the left and right and have them tell the story and use portions of that story in the museum to lead visitors understand the complexity of the constitutional drama about a former head of the nixon pr
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
things. >> thursday, president obama announced white house chief of staff jack lew to head the treasury department. he praised outgoing secretary tim geithner. if confirmed, he would take over the treasury department's before the white house and congress debates the debt ceiling. this is 15 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by some of tim geithner and sap jack lew. >> men, everybody, please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis, the stock market have quivered, the housing market had cratered as well, a bank after bank was on the verge of collapse, and worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just a bad month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i cannot blame tim when he told me he was not the right guy for the job. [laughter] extensivet tim's experience with economic policy made him qualified and i knew he could hit the ground running. as chairman of the new york federal reserve
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Jan 6, 2013 9:30pm EST
, pennsylvania, 30 minutes south of pittsburgh, as part of president obama asked the secretary to appoint seven of us to chart a safe path towards us for shell and visitted a woman who was told by our commission who she had been forced to abandon her family farm because of the noxious emissions from the neighboring wells. her son, in order to continue to go to school was living with a neighbor. she was living out of her car. no one in this country should be forced to trade their health for cheap energy. the good news is that we are beginning to see states, mostly the states, begin to put the rules in place to protect communities and to protect the public health. that is critical to e.d.f.'s involvement in this issue. we are going to frack a lot of shell and other formations. it's just a fact of life. 90% of oil wells are being hydraulically fractured. we've got to get tough rules in place that protect folks. the last thing i would say on this is that there is another issue that in addition to these local impacts is very serious and hasn't been paid much attention to, and that's the global
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Jan 9, 2013 1:00am EST
>> obama on sunday signed a $9 billion aid bill for hurricane sandy flood relief programs. next tuesday the house is expected to vote on another bill with an additional $17 billion of aid and an amendment offering another $33.7 billion that would fund longer-term projects. you can see the speech at c- span.org and, as always, the house is live on c-span. >> tomorrow, the national governors' association will deliver the state of the state address. it will hear from the chair, the governor jack markell of delaware, and the vice chair. live coverage at 10:00 a.m. eastern. on c-span 2, a conversation on the future of afghanistan. that begins live at 10:00 eastern from the atlantic council. now, a hearing of nasa's mission looking at their strategic plans, robotic space flights, and private-public partnership. this house science and technology committee hearing is to end a half hours. -- two and a half hours. >> i recommend myself for five minutes or so for an opening statement. i want to recognize some of our colleagues, and our colleague and friend robert walker, the former chairman of thi
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